A CHINESE EXPORT PART DINNER SERVICE, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1785
each piece painted in the center with a purple floral spray, within a border of flower and fruit festoons, comprising: an oval tureen, cover and stand, a pair of vegetable dishes and covers, a pair of sauce boats and stands, an oval basin and stand, three oval platters of varying sizes, a pair of butter tubs, covers and stands, a mustard pot and cover with a spoon, a small sweetmeat dish, a cylindrical potted meat pot, cover and stand, a charger, eighteen plates and eleven small plates. 59 pieces.
length of tureen stand 17 1/2 in.; 44.4 cm
Matthew and Elisabeth Sharpe, Spring Mill, Pennsylvania, January 9, 1978